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k3nnis
11-14-03, 08:06 AM
Hi there.

I was wondering what is the average clock speeds you guys can overclcok this to? Will it reach 5950 speeds? Also what overclocking utility do you guys use? I heard with the new Dets 52.70 it has a problem saving the memory overclock after a reboot. How do you guys get around this?:P Just use rivatuner?

My BFG will arrive next week hopefully. I have a ATI Radeon 9500 128MB non-pro now. Will i notice a speed increase in my games? Will the text quality in windows and picture quality and also DVD be as good as the ATI? I hope i didn't make a bad decision , i have never used nvidia before this is my first time. I bought it cuz it was cheap US$200.

Cheers.
Kenn.

mrgoodcheese
11-14-03, 01:46 PM
The BFG 5900 is an excellent card, very well built, quiet, and an extreme overclocker. I currently have mine clocked at 505 core and 955 memory, which is faster than the stock 5950 card, and it's perfectly stable in Battle Field 1942 with all game settings maxed. Quite a few other people have commented that their BFG 5900 cards also clock this high.

It will be a big improvement over your 9500. And, just FYI, you'll have to download and install Coolbits to be able to overclock.

Congrats on your purchase!

kraigc
11-14-03, 01:54 PM
Ive also got a BFG 5900. I oc'ed it to 500/950. Extremely stable. Plays CoD with all details on high and runs without a hitch. Very quiet card too. Only drawback is that its a double slot card because of the fan housing.

k3nnis
11-14-03, 05:40 PM
Hi Guys.

Thanks for the info:) By the way what temps are you guys running at those speeds comparing it to the stock non ultra speed?

What drivers do you guys use now in conjunction with coolbits? I heard the 52.70 don't save the memory overclock settings after a reboot.

Have you guys uses an ATI 9x00 series card before? Just wondering is the ATI better in 2d in desktop quality and also dvd quality in windows? Or the FX is as good now? I will be using the DVI.

Cheers.
Kenn.

kraigc
11-14-03, 09:29 PM
not much of a temp difference, only a few degrees at the most. Im using 52.16 with coolbits for the frequency access. I tried a radeon 9600 AIW i believe it was, but it didnt work with my system for some odd reason. My FX also gets some really good aquamark scores. stock speed it got about 36k IIRC and now im getting anywhere from about 42 to 43k.

k3nnis
11-15-03, 04:50 AM
Thanks kraigc.

What temps do you get now full and idle?:)

Cheers.
Kenn.

kraigc
11-15-03, 03:30 PM
at idle, both stock speed and overclocked was 50c. At full load, it will get up to 68c overclocked, but my cooling sucks, lol. All i have is a dinky fan blowing my cpu. If i got another fan or two, it would keep the temps down a lot lower.

k3nnis
11-15-03, 05:53 PM
Hi.

Thanks for that. Hmm is 68C too high? I am just worried the card won't last as long with those temps? Does nvidia say what temp is good?:P

Cheers.
Kenn.

The Baron
11-15-03, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by k3nnis
Hi.

Thanks for that. Hmm is 68C too high? I am just worried the card won't last as long with those temps? Does nvidia say what temp is good?:P

Cheers.
Kenn.
Wouldn't worry about it. Default shutdown is 130C, I think.

ChrisRay
11-15-03, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by The Baron
Wouldn't worry about it. Default shutdown is 130C, I think.


Damn these Nvidia GPUs can handle more stress than AMD CPUs..

k3nnis
11-15-03, 06:14 PM
Thanks for the info guys:)

Cheers.
Kenn.

Ozoneman
11-16-03, 09:56 PM
I just bought one too. Not installed yet... maybe tomorrow. I got it because it was $200 after rebate. I've tried two 9800 pros and one 9700 pro but my system didn't like them. It kept locking up in 3D stuff with the ATI cards. So I thought I'd try the 5900. I have a ti500 now and my system is rock stable with it. Let's see if this 5900 will work in this system.

bkswaney
11-16-03, 11:55 PM
My full load temps are 85.
So I would not worry about 60's.. ;)

k3nnis
11-17-03, 01:49 AM
wow! 80C is pretty high up there:P I hope my card is around 60C or below it. :)

Cheers.
Kenn.